1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
Chassis no. 6L47S8Q124591
425ci OHV V8 engine
Single four-barrel carburetor
195bhp at 4,000rpm
Three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes
-The last Bill Mitchell Cadillac
-Almost 19 feet long!
-Rare Custom Biarritz Option Package
The Eldorado Biarritz
What could be more evocative of the Seventies than the 1971-1978 Eldorado, an imposing land cruiser that's certainly among the largest cars ever built with only two doors? Derived from the classic 1967 Eldorado, the cars of the Seventies retained the reliable front-wheel drive FF chassis, but grew to 224 inches long on a 126 inch wheelbase. At 4906 lbs., the big Eldo is no lightweight. Figure 10 mpg. These dramatic coupes were popular with customizers, especially Les Dunham, who fitted imitation Rolls-Royce grilles complete with "Flying Goddess" hood ornament, side pipes, "Super Fly headlamps" and porthole windows. Cadillac responded with its own Custom Biarritz packages.
The Motorcar Offered
Our Eldorado Biarritz is finished in Demitasse Brown with Light Beige interior. It's distinguished by its matching padded vinyl roof with "opera lamps" adjacent to the porthole windows, Biarritz script, wide body moldings, body color wheel discs and 50/50 tufted vinyl/leather seats. Options include power everything. The ultimate Boulevard Cruiser, all it lacks is John Travolta in white bell bottoms drumming on the leather-wrapped steering wheel to the BeeGee's "Stayin' Alive" on the high-tech AM/FM radio. "I'm goin' nowhere, somebody help me..."
- Please note that the title for this vehicle is in transit